Please see the Mumps Alert below from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Be aware that there are NO cases of mumps in Venus ISD at this time.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking feedback on a proposed rerouting of the curve at the intersection with 8th Ave/E County Road 109 (near Fielder Park) of Farm to Market Road 157. Any thoughts and feelings on the current routing of FM 157 or ideas on rerouting is are welcome. See the image below for detail on the curve in question. To submit feedback, click the link below and enter the required information.
All Middle School boys Basketball games for tonight, November 17, will be played at Hillsboro Middle School. The order will be 7B,8B, 7A, 8A with the first game starting at 5pm. We hope to see you there!
There has been a girls varsity basketball schedule change: the Friday, November 11 Grandview at Venus varsity girls basketball game originally scheduled for tonight has been moved to tomorrow night (Saturday, November 12) at 7:30, still at Venus High School. There will be NO JV girls game.
All parents are invited to join their children in taking part in the annual Thanksgiving Lunch at your child's campus. Details on lunch times and procedures are below. If you have any questions, please contact the front office of your child's campus.
Venus Primary School
Thanksgiving Day is upon us and the Primary Cafeteria Staff would like to invite our student’s parents, grandparents, and other family members to join them for our Thanksgiving meal served on November 15, 2016. Adults and visiting children may purchase a meal ticket for $3.60 each. Please enter at the front of the building. You will need to sign in at the office with your picture I.D.
Serving times per grade level are listed below. We hope that you can join us! Happy Thanksgiving!
El Día de Acción de Gracias está sobre nosotros y el Personal de la Cafetería Primaria desea invitar a los padres, abuelos y otros miembros de la familia a unirse a ellos para nuestra comida de Acción de Gracias el 15 de noviembre de 2016. Adultos y niños visitantes pueden comprar un boleto de comida por $ 3.60 cada uno. Por favor entre en la parte delantera del edificio. Usted tendrá que firmar en la oficina con su foto I.D. Los tiempos de servicio por nivel de grado se enumeran a continuación. ¡Esperamos que pueda unirse con nosotros! ¡Feliz día de acción de gracias!
10:50-11:30 - AM PK
11:30-12:10 - PM PK
11:45-12:25 - Kinder
12:30-1:10 - 1st Grade
Venus Elementary School
Thanksgiving Day is nearing and the Elementary Cafeteria would like to invite our student’s parents, grandparents or other family members to join them for our Thanksgiving meal served on November 17th. Adults and visiting children may purchase a meal for $3.60. Serving times per grade level are listed below. Please enter at the front of the building. You will need to sign in at the office with your picture I.D. We hope that you can join us!
Día de Acción de Gracias se acerca y la Cafetería Elementary desea invitar a los padres de nuestros estudiantes, abuelos u otros miembros de la familia a unirse a ellos para nuestra comida de Acción de Gracias que se sirve el 17 de noviembre. Los adultos y los niños visitantes pueden comprar una comida por $ 3.60. Los tiempos de servicio por nivel de grado se enumeran a continuación. Por favor entre en la parte delantera del edificio. Usted tendrá que firmar en la oficina con su foto I.D. ¡Esperamos que pueda unirse a nosotros!
2nd Grade: 10:30
3rd Grade: 11:10
4th Grade: 11:50
5th Grade: 12:30
Venus Middle School & Venus High School
Thanksgiving Day is upon us and the Middle School & High School Cafeteria Staff would like to invite our student’s parents, grandparents, and other family members to join them for our Thanksgiving meal. Thanksgiving meals will be served at the Middle School on November 15th and High School on November 17th. Adults and visiting children may purchase a meal ticket for $3.60 each. Please enter at the front of the building. You will need to sign in at the office with your picture I.D. Lunch will be served at regular scheduled meal times. We hope that you can join us!
El día de acción de gracias está sobre nosotros y el personal de la escuela media y de la cafetería de la High School secundaria quisiera invitar a padres, abuelos, y otros miembros de la familia del estudiante a ensamblarlos para nuestra comida de Thanksgiving. Las comidas de Acción de Gracias serán servidas en la Middle School el 15 de Noviembre y la High School el 18 de Noviembre. Adultos y niños visitantes pueden comprar un boleto de comida por $ 3.60 cada uno. Por favor entre en la parte delantera del edificio. Usted tendrá que firmar en la oficina con su foto I.D. El almuerzo se servirá en horario regular de comida. ¡Esperamos que pueda unirse a nosotros!
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en ingles), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA. Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sodas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla puede comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas. Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA. (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.aser.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: (1) Correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2)Fax: (202) 690-7442; o (3) Correo electrónico: email@example.com Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.
Every three years, the Texas Department of Agriculture conducts a thorough audit of the Child Nutrition Department. On November 8th, our twelve week long audit was completed. We are very excited to announce that we received no findings by TDA! Our Child Nutrition team has exceeded professional standards by implementing the many rules and regulations required by the Texas Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition program. Because of the Child Nutrition Department’s high standard of performance, we are able to provide a quality service to our Venus ISD students. Thank you to every Child Nutrition employee for your dedication. Job Well Done!
Venus ISD’s current featured employee is our Instructional Technologist, Mr. Warren Hudson. Mr. Hudson is in his 8th year in education and has had the pleasure of being a Venus Bulldog since day one. Warren is also an alumnus of Venus High School, graduating in 2003. He supports VISD teachers as they use technology to make a positive impact on their students’ learning, doing everything from teaching professional development, helping teachers use the tech tools available to them, and making sure the district stays ahead of the curve as technology changes. He has taught math, science, and special education, and has enjoyed teaching and learning with the best students and teachers in the state.
Mr. Hudson was born in Wichita Falls, but views Venus as his home town. His family moved to Venus when he was 10 years old and enrolled in VISD as a 5th grade student. He was involved in everything at school except band. If a school activity seemed like fun, he did it. Mr. Hudson enjoyed sports, Technology Student Association, and any other student organizations where he could lend a helping hand. During his senior year, he, along with his best friend and fellow VHS alumnus Micah Wells, enlisted in the Air National Guard to help pay for his college education.
Immediately after high school he went to basic training and technical school. He had planned to attend college after his training was complete, but was instead activated and sent to California. Mr. Hudson worked as an air transportation specialist, responsible for the movement of people and materials at a military airport.
During his first year or service, what he expected to be a miserable experience became an immense blessing; he was able to travel throughout Europe and the United States, but didn’t have to be completely on his own, as Micah ended up being activated and sent as well. Warren credits this to be a very formative experience in his life, helping him to grow and mature without losing sight of who he was or where he came from.
Mr. Hudson attended Tarleton State University (Go TEXANS!) and earned a Bachelor of Science degree. During college he worked at a few banks and thought banking might become a career option. He started as a bank teller and then began working with small loans and new accounts. During his time in the banking business, he began to realize that he wanted to be a part of the education system. He had a desire to help others and find a long term career that would be fulfilling.
Mr. Hudson met his wife while playing on a softball team with mutual friends. They dated for six months prior to their engagement and were married six months later. They celebrated their seventh anniversary this year. During their first year of marriage, Mr. Hudson branched out and applied for a teaching position at Venus ISD. He interviewed with Mr. Randall Buck who served as the VMS Principal at the time. Mr. Hudson was fully aware of Mr. Buck’s expectations because Mr. Buck had been his teacher and coach when he attended VMS. He interviewed and was hired by Mr. Buck all on the same day.
Mr. Hudson signed his contract to serve as a Math inclusion teacher. He credits Mrs. Porterfield for teaching him how to provide effective instruction to a variety of student learning styles, and for showing him that good instruction is universal, regardless of your teaching style. He taught math inclusion for three years prior to teaching 8th grade science. After one year as a science teacher, Mr. Hudson transitioned to instructional technology. Warren realizes it was a blessing to be hired by Mr. Buck and there was a big plan for him at Venus ISD. He realizes there are not many places like Venus and knows that many fellow teachers who have had to take their talents elsewhere for monetary reasons, always miss the students and family environment in Venus. He feels the best part of his job is to help others and learn what he can do to improve a frustrating situation. Mr. Hudson values the opportunities he has to work with teachers. He enjoys serving others and building the relationships with the staff.
In his spare time Mr. Hudson likes to travel as much as possible and spend time with his family. He is the father of Judah, Jacob, and James. Judah is a student at VPS and loves every single day of school. Every morning, without fail, he tells his dad that he loves his school and is going to have a good day. At the end of the day, without fail, he tells his dad who was there, who wasn’t, and who got in trouble. Mr. Hudson is thankful to VPS for helping Judah have such a positive experience with school.
Mr. Hudson is excited about where the district is going regardless if it has something to do with him or not. He feels optimism is contagious! In previous years, people would be cautious and reserved, but now they are optimistic and eager. He feels it is evident in everyone from the kids to the community.
Mr. Hudson acknowledges these special VISD employees who help make his job great:
Deanne Nettik – If she stopped doing what she does everyone would feel it even though few people truly understand what she does. She goes the extra mile, regardless of her own feelings or circumstances. She always puts forth her best efforts and it shows.
Ms. Campbell at VES – Every interaction he has with her, he realizes what a good teacher she is and how much she does for our kids. She is happy and having a good time doing what she does and so are her kids.
Tech Guys – When they are gone you notice, when they are there nobody notices. Our awesome tech department doesn’t stop from the moment they arrive for work until they leave for the day, every day. Mr. Hudson enjoys learning from them, and seeing their work make a difference for our students.
Early voting will be held at the Venus Community Center at the following dates and times:
Mon, Oct 24 – Fri, Oct 28, from 8 am – 5pm
Sat, Oct 29, from 7 am – 7 pm
Sun, Oct 30, from 11 am – 4 pm
Mon, Oct 31 – Fri, Nov 4, from 7 am – 7 pm
The Joe A. Hall Community Library will now be open Monday-Friday from 3:30PM to 6PM and Saturdays from 9AM to 5PM.